The conflicts generating mass population movements from and within the Middle East have become global in nature, and their destabilizing effect can be felt far beyond its borders. Addressing their ramifications requires bold leadership and a sense of shared responsibility at the global, regional, and national levels.
Arab regimes have established a set formula for managing state-citizen relations: government services in exchange for public consent. Over the past seven years, changes to the government-citizen relationship in the Arab world have reshaped citizens’ perceptions of what they owe their government and what they can expect from it.
For the moment, the declared goals of the two Koreas appear well-aligned. Yet, skeptics were quick to contend that the summit was a mere exercise in symbolism.
The fundamental bargain underpinning stability in Middle Eastern states is coming undone, and unless regional leaders move quickly to strike new bargains with their citizens, even larger storms will come.
Venezuelans’ best hope is to ensure that the flickering embers of protest and social dissent are not extinguished and that resistance to dictatorship is sustained.
Asia-Europe meetings have been held for over a decade, but they are becoming increasingly relevant. Partners from both continents want to work together more closely, so they can combat challenges to globalization and multilateralism.
While New Delhi focuses narrowly on its own interests—energy security, welfare of migrant labor, and counter-terror cooperation—it tends to recoil from any political discussion of the existential challenges to the Arab Gulf.
China is increasingly central in world politics. Western nations should remain open to its initiatives and engage it in dialogue through multilateral institutions.
With the elections heating up and news feeds brimming with ads for this candidate and that cause, voters need to be adept at recognizing persuasive from manipulative microtargeting.
The possible involvement in the disappearance of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi presents the U.S.-Saudi relationship with its greatest crisis since 9/11. The question that remains is how the Trump administration will respond.
The populist vision is rising in Europe. To respond successfully, liberals need to expose its flaws and offer new approaches to economic insecurity and social change.
One political party dominates the world’s largest democracy. Why has India’s BJP become so powerful?
Arab educational systems need to serve the needs of pluralistic societies and foster the development of active, responsible citizens who are empowered to deal with complexity and advance constructive change.
The Trump administration needs to work closely with Turkey to address the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. It is almost certain though that decisions will be made more slowly and communication handled more haltingly.
The Congress must stem its electoral bleeding, and also rejuvenate its atrophied party organization.
Whoever next serves as U.S. ambassador to the UN will not have Nikki Haley’s freedom to speak out or her impact on policy or the president.
Illicit financial flows are crucial to a variety of illegal activities that undermine global and national security, from organized crime to terrorism. National security agencies should make countering these flows—by using national and global instruments—a priority.
Until recently the idea of doing without bills and coins seemed like science fiction. But today, it’s a reality.
Is Putin losing his touch? A new poll suggests that pension reform has damaged his approval ratings.
Across the board, responsible American officials have lost patience with and understanding for China.